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Bartender

Reports to: Assistant Manager

Summary of Position:

Provide timely, accurate and friendly service while preparing the highest quality beverages for our guests. Each bartender’s primary objective is to show our guests such a marvelous time, they will want to return.

Activities and Responsibilities

Primary

  • Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of Clancys Inc.
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with the restaurant’s standard drink recipes.
  • Accept guest payment, process credit card charges, and make change if necessary.
  • Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean and sterilize glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Record drink orders accurately and immediately after having received them into the register system.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to guests’ excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading guests to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated guests.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Present drink menus, make recommendations, and answer questions regarding beverages.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from guests seated at the bar.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Reset tables in bar area.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
  • Serve snacks or food items to guests seated at the bar.
  • Slice and pit fruit, and prepare other garnishes for drinks.
  • Ask guests who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.
  • Arrange and maintain bottles and glasses in an attractive and functional manner to support efficient drink preparation, promotion of beverages, and attractive displays.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the bar including counters, sinks, utensils, shelves and storage areas.
  • Recognize and learn the names of regular guests
  • Assist the restocking and replenishment of bar inventory and supplies.
  • Report all equipment problems and bar maintenance issues to the restaurant manager.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.
  • Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.

Supplemental

  • Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
  • Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
  • Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders.
  • Plan bar menus.
  • Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.
  • Create drink recipes.
  • Provide guests with information about local areas, including giving directions.
  • Bar code reader equipment
  • Credit card processing machines
  • Cash registers
  • Carbonated beverage dispenser (draught foam control devices, electronic beer line maintenance equipment, refrigerated liquid recirculation equipment, soda dispensers)
  • Cocktail shakers or accessories (3-piece and 4-piece cocktail shakers, pour spouts, spirit measures)
  • Commercial use:
    • blenders, graters
    • cutlery
    • dishwashers
    • juicers
    • mixers
    • strainers (4-prong strainers, cocktail strainers, Hawthorn strainers, julep strainers)
  • Domestic mist or trigger sprayers (martini misters)
  • Ice shaver machines or accessories (ice chippers, ice crushers, ice flakers)
  • Non-carbonated beverage dispenser
  • Notebook computers
  • Point-of-sale receipt printers
  • Point-of-sale terminals and workstations
  • Slush and frozen drink machines
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Data base user interface and query software (AZZ CardFile)
  • Internet browser software
  • Point-of-sale software (Compris Advanced Manager's Workstation; Compris; Hospitality Control Solutions Aloha Point-of-Sale; ICVERIFY; Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale; MICROS Systems HSI Profits Series; NCR Advanced Checkout Solution; NCR NeighborhoodPOS; The General Store; ClubSoft Food & Beverage Point of Sale; DataTeam Lunch Express; Dinerware Intuitive Restaurant; Food Service Solutions POSitive ID System; Restaurant Manager)